Jackson County Obituaries...

MARCH 3, 2004

Richard F. Mauldin
Richard F. Mauldin, 56, of Hoschton, died Sunday, February 29, 2004.
Mr. Mauldin was a son of the late Benjamin Ross Mauldin and Mattie Broome Mauldin.
He was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Smith’s Memory Chapel of Smith Funeral Home, Winder, with the Revs. Truman Humphries and Clinton Gooch officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Mauldin is survived by his wife, Debbie Mauldin, Hoschton; son, Andrew Mauldin, Auburn; daughter, Jessica (Niki) Mauldin, Doraville; grandchild, Pacey Tyler Mauldin; brothers, William F. Mauldin, Tucker, James Mauldin, Thomaston, Henry Mauldin, Buford, and Pete Mauldin, Statham; and sisters, Virginia Sanders, Anaheim, Calif., Mary Iler, Bowdon, Myra Croomes, Dahlonega, and Doris Mauldin Williams, Griffin.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Randy L. Agnor
Randy Lynn Agnor, 39, of Maysville, died Sunday, February 29, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce.
Mr. Agnor is survived by a daughter, Jessica Agnor, Severn, Md.; his father, William D. Agnor, Staunton, Va.; his mother, Cora E. Chambers, Maysville; four brothers, William D. Agnor Jr., Staunton, Va., Stanley Christian, Calverton, Va., Doyle Christian, Manassas, Va., and Tilford B. Christian, Wilmington, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Molly S. Parson
Mrs. Molly Sue Parson, 72, of Maysville, died Friday, February 27, 2004, at her residence of a brief illness.
Mrs. Parson was a daughter of the late Elige S. Redmon and Bessie Smith Redmon. She was the wife of the late Herman Parson, and was preceded in death by a sister, Hassie Garrett.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Brian Stowe and Patsy Garrett officiating. Burial was in Grove Level Cemetery.
Mrs. Parson is survived by three sons, Nelson Parson, Pendergrass, Ronald Parson, Homer, and Randy Parson, Commerce; one daughter, Susan Parson Blalock, Nicholson; one brother, Richard Redmon, Maysville; one sister, Daisy Lou Shubert, Maysville; and a K-9 companion, Hershey.
Ivie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Wilburn J. Bowles
Wilburn Jack Bowles, 75, of Athens, died Saturday, February 28, 2004, after an extended illness.
Born February 8, 1929, in Jackson County, Mr. Bowles was a son of the late Garney and Callie Wilson Bowles.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Apple Valley Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 1, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Rev. Terry Chambers officiating. Burial was in the Apple Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a nephew, Wallace Evans, Athens; a niece, Sharon Wilkins, Jefferson; a sister, Frances Smith, Jefferson; a brother, Frank Bowles, Commerce.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Frances E. Staton
Miss Frances Evelyn Staton, 86, of Jefferson, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at Athens Regional Med-ical Center following an extended illness.
Miss Staton was born October 15, 1917, in Commerce. She was a daughter of the late Frank C. Staton and the late Nezzie Segars Staton.
Miss Staton retired from Jackson Electric Membership Corporation in 1988, after 42 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson, where she taught Sunday School for many years. Miss Staton was a lifelong resident of Jefferson and was involved in many community and church activities.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas C. Staton.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with the Rev. Cary Hillard officiating. Burial was in Woodbine Cemetery, Jefferson.
Survivors include a sister, Marie S. Massey, Nicholson; sister and brother-in-law, Jayne S. and Harry W. Bryan, Jefferson; nieces, Elizabeth Massey, Alexandria, Va., Lynne M. Wheeler and Martha M. White, both of Nicholson, Laura M. Bleckley, Lilburn, and Elizabeth B. Hyde, Huntsville, Ala.; and nephews, Harry W. Bryan Jr., Hoschton, and Joe S. Bryan, Acworth.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Jefferson, P.O. Box 395, Jefferson, GA 30549, or to the Georgia Chapter of the American Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Blvd. NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345-3315.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Bess S. Crawford
Mrs. Bess Scales Crawford, 72, of Homer, died in the early hours of Sunday, February 29, 2004, after a seven year battle with cancer.
Mrs. Crawford was born July 10, 1931, in Banks County, a daughter of the late Paul and Calla Loudermilk Scales.
She was a realtor and the founder and owner of the Red Kitchen.
“In her life, she was a loving wife, the proud mother of four boys and a dear and devoted friend to all she met,” it was stated.
Mrs. Crawford was preceded in death by two sons, Chip and Kelly Crawford, and three brothers, David, Peyton and Paul Scales.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Homer Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Crabb officiating.
Mrs. Crawford is survived by her husband, C.W. Crawford, Homer; two sons, Casey and Wally Crawford, both of Savannah; two grandsons, Clay and Chris Crawford, both of Tybee Island; two sisters, Eleanor S. Whitfield and Doris S. Wright, both of Commerce; and many loving friends and family members.
Memorials may be made to The Christopher K. Crawford Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 188, Savannah, GA 31402.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Donald G. Spencer
Donald Glynn Spencer, 78, of Jefferson, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at BJC Medical Center, Commerce.
Mr. Spencer was born November 21, 1925, in Springfield, Mass., to the late Charles Glynn and Etola Glynne Spencer.
Mr. Spencer was the retired director of Special Education for the State of Connecticut. He was a graduate of Springfield College, class of 1950, and a graduate of the University of Hartford, class of 1964. Mr. Spencer was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and a retired First Lieutenant of the Massachusetts National Guard. He was of the Episcopal faith.
Mr. Spencer was preceded in death by his first wife, Carlin Williams Spencer, and a brother, Herbert Spencer.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at the First United Methodist Church of Jefferson with the Rev. John Moore officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Faivre Spencer, Jefferson; daughter, Marcia E. Spencer, Jefferson; son, Mark C. Spencer, Marietta; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Judy Spencer, Massachusetts; grandsons, Michael Healey, Jefferson, Christopher Spencer, Littleton, Colo., and Ryan Spencer, Marietta; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Heather and Christopher Hitt, Commerce; and great-grandsons, Taylor, Matthew and Andrew Hitt, all of Commerce.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Roger L. Whitehead
Roger L. Whitehead, 67, of Winder, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004.
Mr. Whitehead was born in Jackson County, a son of the late Charles Glen and Mary Helen Wall Whitehead.
He was employed with Bi-Lo in Monroe for 22 years and was a barber at Roger and Bob’s Barber Shop in Winder for 20 years. Mr. Whitehead was a member of Carter Hill Christian Church, where he served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Whitehead.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Carter Hill Christian Church with the Revs. Robert Whatley and Max Wall officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Whitehead is survived by his wife, Martha G. Whitehead, Winder; sister, Mary H. Hayes, Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Carter Hill Christian Church Memorial Fund.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home, Winder.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Claude R. Kesler
Claude Raymond Kesler, 72, of Nicholson, died Thursday, February 26, 2004, at his residence.
Born August 5, 1931, in Jackson County, Mr. Kesler was a son of the late Thomas Martin and Emma Lou Kesler Kesler.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Kesler served during the Korean War. He was retired from Oliver Rubber Co. and was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 29, at Antioch United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Cathy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kesler is survived by his wife, Nina Mae Drake Kesler, Nicholson; daughter, Susan Veal, Nicholson; brother, John Kesler, Nicholson; sister, Sara Duren, Commerce; and two grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Homer P. McDonald
Homer P. McDonald, 82, of Commerce, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center of an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Clarence Reynolds, Jim Harrison and Danny Green officiating. Burial will be in the Webbs Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife, Ruth G. McDonald, of the home; two sons, Harrison McDonald, Colbert, and Perry McDonald, Commerce; one daughter, Alice Bullock, Colbert; one brother, H.D. McDonald, Indiana; one sister, Lovada Carter, Commerce; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Mr. McDonald was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Neely, and a granddaughter, Melissa McDonald.
The family is at the residence and was to have received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ivie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

James L. Paul
James L. Paul, 70, of Hull, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at his residence.
Born in Saint Louis County, Mo., on April 25, 1933, Mr. Paul was a son of the late James H. and Anna Eldridge Paul.
A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Paul served during the Korean War. He was a retired supervisor with the Environmental Protection Agency and was a member of Stewart Avenue Baptist Church, Hapeville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Ridgeway Baptist Church, Commerce, with the Rev. Bill Manus officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Paul is survived by his wife, Barbara Hill Paul, Hull; son, Les Paul, Hull; daughters, Lori Bragado and Tiffany Nalley, both of Hull; brother, Billy Paul, St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Mary Adams, St. Louis, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Martha A. Beavers
Mrs. Martha Ann Ezzell Beavers, 69, of Athens, died Monday, February 23, 2004, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Beavers was born January 13, 1935, in Virginia. She was a daughter of the late Gue Oscar and Ellen Wills Ezzell.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 28, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Rev. Phil Ferguson officiating.
Mrs. Beavers is survived by her husband, Robert Beavers, Athens; one son, Derek Croshaw, Hiram; one daughter, Nancy Michael, Jupiter, Fla.; one sister, Mary Stran, Union Town, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Ila M. Taylor
Mrs. Ila Mae Payne Taylor, 78, of Athens, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004.
A native of Walton County, Mrs. Taylor was a daughter of the late Arlow Asbury and Faith Pauline Corbin Payne.
She was retired from Westclox and was of the Baptist denomination.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Smith and Carlene McKee, both of Athens; two sons, Edward Taylor, Watkinsville, and Larry Taylor, Athens; seven sisters, Patricia Moody, Betty Specht and Helen Westmoreland, all of Commerce, Myrtle Owens, Dolly Payne and Linda Moyers, all of Covington, and Angela Ricks, Marietta; three brothers, Robbie Gene Payne, Athens, Horace Leon Payne, San Antonio, Texas, and Alvin Asbury Payne, Winder; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Curtis Lovvorn
Curtis Lovvorn, 44, of Gainesville, died Sunday, February 29, 2004, of an extended illness.
A memorial service was held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home South, Flowery Branch, with the Rev. Clinton Gooch officiating.
Mr. Lovvorn is survived by six daughters, Jenifer Lovvorn and Heather Wilson, both of Braselton, Alicia Lovvorn and Sarena Lovvorn, both of Athens, Ala., Tonya McBay, Huntsville, Ala., and Janelda Ray, Texarkana, Ark.; two sons, Chip Ray and Craig Wilson, both of Braselton; his father, Curtis J. Lovvorn, Woodville, Ala.; his step-father, Al Smithey, Braselton; two brothers, Lee Smithey, Braselton, and Buddy Smithey, Houston, Texas; one sister, Ginger White, Woodville, Ala.; and 16 grandchildren.
Mr. Lovvorn loved hunting, fishing, woodworking and collecting knives.
Memorial Park Funeral Home South was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004

Katrina Defoor
Ms. Virginia Katrina Defoor, 55, of Hull, died Saturday, February 21, 2004.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 27, at Hull Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Ms. Defoor is survived by two children, Coile Defoor and Katrina Jane Turner; and three grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Jackson Herald, March 3, 2004


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